The Travelling Light Project Presents:
The World in a Suitcase
The Travelling Light Project began with the aim of gathering 196 objects, one from every country on earth and then to squeeze them all inside a suitcase and create a travelling piece of object theatre. To date (Jan 2020) there are over 100 objects including physical objects, photos, music, videos and sound recordings inside the suitcase. These have been sent from more than 100 people in 100 different countries especially for this project.
The World in a Suitcase is an intimate, interactive object theatre performance on a global scale! Through object manipulation, puppetry, clowning, music and interactive projections the weird and wonderful objects are brought to life by a lone traveller who seems to have lost her way...
The performance is constantly evolving and is inspired by the objects that are sent. A tiny pair of Guatamalan-made baby booties, worn in the UK, now come to life on the feet of a puppet made from objects sent from Taiwan, Vietnam, Morocco, Burundi, Hong Kong and Slovaki. Hand-painted stones from Germany build a wall against the backdrop of a film sent from The Freedom Theatre in Palestine. From the cry of peacocks in India, to the Larimar Stone only found in the Dominican Republic, the objects come together to tell the story of humanity, a global community.
This work is about crossing borders and connecting people and places. It explores the possibilities of modern communication and celebrates global citizenship. It is a restorative antidote to current global political outlooks; instead of building walls, The World in a Suitcase transcends them, connecting people, places, and objects on a global scale.
As a celebration of our cultural similarities and differences, the show is highly visual and has been created to be accessible to a multilingual and multicultural audience of all ages.
It is a journey around the world from the inside of a suitcase. Why don’t you come along?
Next Performance TBC
18-22/09/2019 @ 7.30pm | Melbourne Fringe - Melbourne, Australia
(with 100 objects)
12/10/2018 @ 7.00pm/7.45pm/8.30pm | Pesta Boneka Puppet Festival - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(with 80 objects)
10/12/2017 @ 7.00pm | Casa Cultural - San Cristobal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
4/11/2017 @ 8.00pm | Feliza, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
30/09/2017 @ 3.00pm | Univerisad Nacional De Los Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(with 50 objects)
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